WHAT TO TRY FIRST
Recommendations about cholesterol lowering vary according to your chance of heart attack and stroke. To reduce your chances, the American Heart Association recommends that...
If your risk is...
WHAT ELSE TO TRY
Aspirin does not lower cholesterol but it can be used to reduce heart and stroke risk:
American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines. 2013 ACC/AHA Guideline on the Assessment of Cardiovascular Risk. Published November 2013.
American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology Foundation. AHA/ACCF Secondary Prevention and Risk Reduction Therapy for Patients With Coronary and Other Atherosclerotic Vascular Disease: 2011 Update. Published November 2011.
American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. Guidelines for the Primary Prevention of Stroke. Published February 2011.
FDA. Use of Aspirin for Primary Prevention of Heart Attack and Stroke. Published May 2014.